Solon Middle School

Summary:

Solon Middle School is a highly-rated public middle school serving grades 7-8 in the Solon City School District, which is ranked 2nd out of 835 school districts in Ohio. With a diverse student population, Solon Middle School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in the state, delivering exceptional academic performance and supporting the achievement of all student subgroups.

Solon Middle School's academic excellence is evident in its consistent top rankings, with proficiency rates significantly higher than state averages across all subjects and grade levels. The school's ability to close achievement gaps and ensure equitable outcomes for traditionally underserved populations, such as African American, Hispanic, and low-income students, is particularly noteworthy. In comparison, nearby middle schools like Orchard Middle School also perform well, while schools in the Warrensville Heights City and Maple Heights City districts lag significantly behind.

While Solon Middle School is an exceptional institution, there may be opportunities to further enhance its performance, such as addressing a slight increase in chronic absenteeism rates and exploring ways to maintain or improve its already high levels of academic achievement. Overall, Solon Middle School's sustained excellence, equity-focused approach, and commitment to providing a high-quality education make it a model for other middle schools to emulate.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 6835 Som Center Rd
       Solon, OH  44139


(440) 349-3848

District: Solon City

SchoolDigger Rank:
13th of 1,048 Ohio Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,968 Help


Students who attend Solon Middle School usually attend:

High:    Solon High School

Feeder schools for Solon Middle School:

Elementary:    Dorothy E Lewis Elementary School
    Grace L Roxbury Elementary School
    Parkside Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.7 Help
Number of students:  758

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.4%
Asian:
25.1%
African American:
17.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  12.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Solon Middle School ranks better than 98.8% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.06. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Solon Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (48.4%), Asian (25.1%), African American (17.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 12.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Solon Middle School is 18.7. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Solon Middle School is $16,968.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Solon Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Solon Middle School 13th of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Solon Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Solon City:

SchoolDigger ranks Solon City 2nd of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Solon Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Solon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 92.49 4th 692 99.4%
2006 87.86 11th 732 98.5%
2007 91.90 3rd 837 99.6%
2008 91.64 2nd 835 99.8%
2009 91.46 3rd 858 99.7%
2010 90.26 3rd 895 99.7%
2011 88.54 5th 925 99.5%
2012 87.83 9th 989 99.1%
2013 88.14 13th 1001 98.7%
2014 86.82 12th 1008 98.8%
2015 93.86 6th 1035 99.4%
2016 95.56 5th 1050 99.5%
2017 94.24 3rd 1038 99.7%
2018 93.98 3rd 1010 99.7%
2019 93.54 5th 1050 99.5%
2021 92.90 29th 1037 97.2%
2022 94.93 4th 1017 99.6%
2023 94.06 13th 1048 98.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Solon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.77 6th 205 97.1%
2022 94.98 4th 239 98.3%
2023 96.52 2nd 245 99.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Solon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.15 1st 107 99.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Solon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 94.61 12th 590 98.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Solon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.65 3rd 924 99.7%
2019 95.46 6th 945 99.4%
2021 92.64 25th 923 97.3%
2022 96.84 7th 947 99.3%
2023 96.00 5th 974 99.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Solon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.13 4th 897 99.6%
2019 93.08 1st 917 99.9%
2021 92.00 31st 910 96.6%
2022 95.01 4th 925 99.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Solon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.28 7th 643 98.9%
2019 99.47 1st 658 99.8%
2021 96.42 6th 576 99.0%
2022 97.42 3rd 565 99.5%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Solon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.50 6th 521 98.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Solon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.74 4th 916 99.6%
2019 94.70 4th 933 99.6%
2021 92.95 26th 924 97.2%
2022 95.16 5th 946 99.5%
2023 94.07 8th 963 99.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Solon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.35 11th 73 84.9%
2023 78.81 15th 67 77.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Solon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.37 2nd 384 99.5%
2019 99.03 2nd 405 99.5%
2021 97.93 7th 385 98.2%
2022 98.98 2nd 413 99.5%
2023 99.45 3rd 436 99.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Solon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 97.92 3rd 247 98.8%
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Rank History for White students at Solon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.16 2nd 781 99.7%
2021 94.71 5th 781 99.4%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Solon Middle School Test Scores
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Data source: Ohio Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Solon Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 515 32 43 0 0 n/a n/a 0 590
1994 542 29 39 0 0 n/a n/a 0 610
1995 621 41 45 2 1 n/a n/a 0 710
1996 621 41 45 2 1 n/a n/a 0 710
1997 645 44 37 2 4 n/a n/a 0 732
1998 666 46 41 0 1 n/a n/a 0 754
1999 709 51 53 1 2 n/a n/a 0 816
2000 740 43 42 1 1 n/a n/a 0 827
2001 690 61 48 4 0 n/a n/a 0 803
2002 710 67 43 5 0 n/a n/a 18 843
2003 710 67 43 5 0 n/a n/a 18 843
2004 719 68 52 5 0 n/a n/a 16 860
2005 669 84 63 6 0 n/a n/a 12 834
2006 675 116 67 7 0 n/a n/a 22 887
2007 649 130 77 10 0 n/a n/a 28 894
2008 628 119 93 6 1 n/a n/a 28 875
2009 584 129 90 6 1 n/a n/a 32 842
2010 533 122 93 7 0 n/a n/a 24 779
2011 585 117 103 6 0 0 26 0 837
2012 581 120 102 13 1 3 29 0 849
2013 536 115 126 16 1 1 27 0 822
2014 509 120 132 17 0 1 26 0 805
2015 486 121 116 19 0 0 36 0 778
2016 468 130 131 21 0 1 39 0 790
2017 441 125 146 18 0 1 37 0 768
2018 425 120 166 17 0 0 33 0 761
2019 411 123 153 16 0 0 26 0 729
2020 375 114 154 15 1 0 43 0 702
2021 345 111 151 23 1 1 48 0 680
2022 366 123 166 31 0 1 41 0 728
2023 367 132 190 19 0 2 48 0 758

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Solon Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 590 378.0 1.6 1.2
1994 610 40.6 15.0 1.3
1995 710 50.0 14.2 1.1
1996 710 50.0 14.2 1.1
1997 732 47.1 15.5 1.5
1998 754 47.1 16.0 1.1
1999 816 51.7 15.8 2
2000 827 53.7 15.4 1.9
2001 803 55.5 14.5 2
2002 843 53.8 15.7 3.3
2003 843 53.8 15.7 3.3
2004 860 57.2 15.0 4.4
2005 834 59.0 14.1 4.4
2006 887 58.4 15.2 4.9
2007 894 69.2 12.9 5.3
2008 875 52.6 16.6 n/a
2009 842 50.9 16.5 9.6
2010 779 46.6 16.7 12.8
2011 837 42.6 19.6 11
2012 849 41.6 20.3 10.5
2013 822 46.1 17.8 14.2
2014 805 43.6 18.4 13.7
2015 778 n/a n/a 8
2016 790 43.0 18.3 9.4
2017 768 46.3 16.5 10
2018 761 47.5 16.0 10
2019 729 44.9 16.2 13
2020 702 41.6 16.8 13
2021 680 41.1 16.5 n/a
2022 728 40.0 18.2 n/a
2023 758 40.5 18.7 12.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Solon Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 590 378.0 1.6 1.2
1994 610 40.6 15.0 1.3
1995 710 50.0 14.2 1.1
1996 710 50.0 14.2 1.1
1997 732 47.1 15.5 1.5
1998 754 47.1 16.0 1.1
1999 816 51.7 15.8 2
2000 827 53.7 15.4 1.9
2001 803 55.5 14.5 2
2002 843 53.8 15.7 3.3
2003 843 53.8 15.7 3.3
2004 860 57.2 15.0 4.4
2005 834 59.0 14.1 4.4
2006 887 58.4 15.2 4.9
2007 894 69.2 12.9 5.3
2008 875 52.6 16.6 n/a
2009 842 50.9 16.5 9.6
2010 779 46.6 16.7 12.8
2011 837 42.6 19.6 11
2012 849 41.6 20.3 10.5
2013 822 46.1 17.8 14.2
2014 805 43.6 18.4 13.7
2015 778 n/a n/a 8
2016 790 43.0 18.3 9.4
2017 768 46.3 16.5 10
2018 761 47.5 16.0 10
2019 729 44.9 16.2 13
2020 702 41.6 16.8 13
2021 680 41.1 16.5 n/a
2022 728 40.0 18.2 n/a
2023 758 40.5 18.7 12.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Solon Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $11,045
2022 $15,343
2023 $16,968

Data source: Ohio Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Solon Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 5th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 13th of 1048 Middle schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade Mathematics (Solon Middle School)87.679.5
 8.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Solon City)93.289.7
 3.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Solon Middle School)9695.8
 0.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Solon City)9695.8
 0.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (Solon Middle School)95.794.3
 1.4%
   8th Grade Science (Solon City)95.594.3
 1.2%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Solon Middle School)93.989.5
 4.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Solon City)93.689.5
 4.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Solon Middle School)91.594
 2.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Solon City)91.294
 2.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%
End of Course Geometry (Solon Middle School)100100
   End of Course Geometry (Solon City)91.892.6
 0.8%
   End of Course Geometry (Ohio)50.141.8
 8.3%
End of Course Algebra I (Solon Middle School)99.5100
 0.5%
   End of Course Algebra I (Solon City)95.491.4
 4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Ohio)61.153
 8.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students729758
 4%
African American123132
 7.3%
American Indian00
Asian153190
 24.2%
Hispanic1619
 18.8%
Pacific Islander02
White411367
 10.7%
Two or More Races2648
 84.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients13%12.4%
 0.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Solon Middle School

Yes! Solon Middle School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 13th of 1048 Ohio middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 758 students attended Solon Middle School.

Students at Solon Middle School are 48% White, 25% Asian, 17% African American, 6% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.

Students who attend Solon Middle School usually go on to attend Solon High School


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